Views, 2 bedrooms, and SO much to do
About Ashley Cox
We're Ashley and Matt Cox! While being parents to two of the most amazing girls who are 8.5 and 11, we always seem to find time to come to The Smokies a few times a year. Ashley is a professional photographer and runs her wedding photography business and Matt works in finance fighting credit card fraud! Family is incredibly important to both of us, so thats why we wanted a home away from home to just be present in the moment. To sort of escape when we need a break from the everyday chaos of life. Now, we want to share that with you! Welcome to Flying Horse View Cabin- Your favorite home away from home in The Smokies.
Ashley Cox purchased this Cabin in 2019
Why Ashley Cox chose Pigeon Forge
This area has been sentimental to us for years. After all, it's where Matt proposed to me, where we brought our little girls on our first family vacation, and its a place we keep finding ourselves coming back to several times a year. We've created so many beautiful memories here in The Smokies, so we really just wanted a place to call home here. After about a year of cabin hunting, we found Flying Horse View Cabin and immediately knew this was meant to be our little piece of The Smokies! We still can't believe its real!
What makes this Cabin unique
The area rug here in the living room is pretty neat... Oh and the views are pretty okay, too. I mean if you enjoy waking up to cotton candy colored sunrises over the mountains and watching the sunset paint the sky in vibrant shades of gold. All kidding aside, we've stayed in so many cabins over the years and Flying Horse View Cabin is by far our favorite cozy spot. Come and check it out for yourself! Oh, and have I mentioned that we provide each of our guests with unlimited use of our Honeysuckle Meadows Pool & Deli seasonal membership?
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My family and I had a great stay at Flying Horse View Cabin. We've taken many vacations in this area and hands down, this was the best view and most peaceful cabin we have booked. It's an easy drive and we had no issues navigating directly to the house. It's not an over crowded area so the quiet and privacy was great. The air hockey table was a big hit with the kiddos. But the views were truly the best part. I spent every morning on the porch swing with my coffee taking in the scenery and enjoying the sounds of the birds. More than one morning we were above the, "smoke" and were overlooking a blanket of fog in the distance below. The sunsets were just spectacular. It's definitely a place to find peace and relaxation. The property owner was super quick to respond when I had a question. Great communication. Comfortable stay. Recommended!
Known as the "peaceful side of The Smokies", there is still so much to do in Wears Valley. Not to mention, you're only 15 minutes from all of the food, shopping, and attractions of both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! We also have quite a few entrances into Great Smoky Mountain National Park without all of the traffic.
Driving up to Flying Horse View Cabin, you'll find that we've also got a brand new sky lift coming soon! How cool is that?
Some of the newest attractions in Wears Valley are mountain coasters, unique roller coasters that are built into the topography of mountains. These specialized rides are a great way to explore nature also getting your adrenaline fix.
There are two mountain coasters located on Wears Valley road close to Pigeon Forge. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof! We actually LOVE taking our girls there.
Wears Valley's elevation is 1,454 above sea level, but some truly stunning mountains surround this valley on all sides. Cove Mountain is the tallest mountain you'll see and it's particularly beautiful to view during autumn.
At 4,078 Ft, Cove Mountain is the most prominent peak in Wears Valley and it rises over 2,000 Ft. from the valley's floor, creating a dramatic effect.
Just by driving through the valley, visitors are treated to beautiful views of mountains. An even better way to enjoy the scenery is to reserve Flying Horse View Cabin for your stay.
This local horseback riding stable is offers a favorite activity in the Smokies: guided horseback rides through the mountains.
Walden’s Creek provides tours of trails outside the national park and offers the chance to see historic homes, moonshine stills, and beautiful Smoky Mountain views. Waldens Creek Stable also offers a Wild West Adventure show complete with a barbecue dinner, a wagon tour through the mountains, and bonfire.
A popular local stop in Wears Valley is Elvira's Cafe. This restaurant is definitely one of the best places to get lunch in Wears Valley. To top it all off, Elvira's is right at the bottom of our mountain!
The menu features a great lineup of crepes, pancakes, and sandwiches that are perfect after a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Elvira's is a local favorite that earns stellar reviews from visitors as well!
Wears Valley is home to a lesser known entrance to the park that goes to the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. From here, you can access other parts of the Park like Cades Cove and Elkmont, but Metcalf Bottoms has plenty to explore.
This beautiful spot on the Little River is has several hiking trails to the Historic Little Greenbrier community. By taking the Metcalf Bottoms Trail, you van visit an old schoolhouse, graveyard, and the Walker Sisters cabin.
From Wears Valley Road, turn onto Lyon Springs Ln and follow it into the national park via Line Springs Rd. To reach the picnic area, continue on Wear Cove Gap Rd until you reach Little River Gorge Road.
Before you co hiking in the national park, you can pick up anything you need at Great Smoky Mountain Outfitters a local outdoor gear and hiking shop.
Though Tennessee Moonshine Distillery is one of the newer businesses in Wears Valley, it's actually inspired by something that goes back to the valley's earliest days: moonshining.
To make a living, farmers in remote communities like Wears Valley often turned to making corn liquor by the light of the moon to escape revenuers. Take a tour of the distillery to learn more about the history of moonshine in the Smokies and try some free samples for yourself at this distillery in Wears Valley, TN.
There's no better way to explore the beauty of Smoky Mountain forests than taking a zip line tour. Wears Valley Zip Line Adventures is a local outfitter that features some of the most thrilling zip lines in the Smokies.
In fact, one of their zip lines is 2000 feet long and 275 feet off the ground. The zip line course is fully forested and features views of Mt. LeConte and other peaks inside the national park.
According to legend, local Cherokee buried gold in Wears Valley before they were forced to leave their homeland on the infamous Trail of Tears.
While some have searched for hidden Cherokee treasure in Wears Valley, you'll have an easier time finding beautiful gems at the Friendly Falls Gem Mine! This beautiful stop on Wears Valley road features a local crafts store, a private waterfall, a restaurant, and a creek-side mining flume for gem mining.
Kids love sifting through the silt to find beautiful emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. Who knows, you might even strike it rich on your trip to Friendly Falls!
There is so much more to do around Flying Horse View Cabin... So come find out for yourself!